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January 11, 2004

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Alaska: More Money, More Marketing, More Visitors To Alaska - Responding to declines in non-cruise ship visitors to Alaska, Senate President Gene Therriault, R-North Pole, on Saturday filed tourism marketing legislation that will allow Alaska to increase its marketing budget. The Alaska Travel Industry Association requested the measure. - Read more...
Sunday - January 11, 2004 - 12:10 am

Alaska: State launches quick electronic filing for workers' compensation insurance - State labor officials and computer programmers have installed and tested an electronic system to transmit workers' compensation insurance filings over the Internet, reducing data processing time from hours to minutes. - Read more...
Sunday - January 11, 2004 - 12:10 am

Southeast: USDA Forest Service offers timber sale contract cancellations to Southeast lumber companies - In order to save money for taxpayers and preserve jobs in the local forest economy, several timber sale contracts on the Tongass National Forest may be cancelled by mutual agreement this year. Twenty sales on the Tongass meet the criteria for mutual cancellations provided in Section 339 of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriation Act for fiscal year 2004. - Read more...
Sunday - January 11, 2004 - 12:10 am

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Courthouse Hill, 1912
Photographer: Harriet Elizabeth Hunt; Donor: Ketchikan Public Library;
Courtesy Tongass Historical Society

June Allen Column

photosThanks, Ladies, for the Library; From Bookcase to Building(s) - One thing Ketchikan's founding fathers didn't think of was a library. In their 1900 petition for Incorporation of the city - and thereby for the ability to qualify for outside assistance as well as the right to raise local taxes to pay for community needs - one of the first things those men had been thinking of was the need for a school. In fact, there were those fellows who were certain their down-south sweethearts or wives would refuse to join them in the wilds of Revilla Island if there were no school for their children! And so the first schoolhouse was promptly built. As mothers arrived with their children and newcomer families also began to arrive, Ketchikan promised to grow. And it was the women of Ketchikan who thought immediately of the need for a library. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
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